UPDATE: Salisbury man sentenced for 2017 murder
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A Salisbury man was sentenced for his role in the 2017 murder of a man in Wicomico County.
The Office of the State's Attorney for Wicomico County says on Friday, 21-year-old Ryan Holden was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for first degree murder plus an additional 10 years for use of a handgun in commission of a violent crime. The 21-year-old was convicted of first degree murder, attempted armed robbery and handgun use in the commission of a felony back in May 2018.
The charges stem form a June 2017 incident that resulted the the death of 57-year-old Anthony Cropper.
On June 10, 2017, Holden John Schoolfield and Courtlen Coston went to the victim's home to commit a robbery. Holden apparently shot the the victim in the chest. Cropper later died as a result of the incident.
Both of Holden's accomplices have entered guilty pleas.